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South Sudan vows not to live in "hostility" with Sudan

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Omer al-Bashir (R) walks with Salva Kiir after their meeting at Khartoum's airport November 4, 2014 (Reuters Photo)

October 19, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan on Thursday said it cannot live in “perpetual hostility” with neighbouring Sudan, reiterating its readiness to fully implement the 2012 Cooperation Agreement both nations signed.

The presidential adviser on security affairs, Tut Kew Gatluak said enhancing bilateral relations between the countries was significant to improving relations the two former war foes after secession.

“Preparations for his Excellency the president of the republic have been completed. What are remaining are just administrative arrangements,” Gatluak told Sudan Tribune in an interview.

The official said he remains optimistic the president will improve relations with Khartoum by resolving “all the outstanding issues.”

Gatluak further said President Salva Kiir’s forthcoming visit to Sudan, would enable the two leaders not to link to the implementation of the cooperation agreement, but an affirmation of sincerity in working together to upgrade “all matters regarding security matters the two countries would take up firmly and squarely for mutual interest”.

“It is not only important to stick to the principles of non-intervention and non-interference but the importance of improving relations on the basis of equality and mutual respect,” stressed the senior aide.

He added, “This approach is clear and supported by all regional leaders”.

The senior advisor, however, avoided queries on the observations that domestic squabbles and internal political exigencies have relegated and overshadowed effective implementation of the 2012 peace deal between both countries.

It remains unclear as to when the president will travel to Khartoum.

South Sudan seceded from Sudan on July 9th, 2011 following a referendum on whether the semi-autonomous region should remain a part of the country or become independent. 99% of the southern voters chose independence.

Relations between the two nations soured after South Sudan’s independence following a series of disputes over a number of issues and accusations of support to rebel groups.

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  • 19 October 2017 23:04, by Khent

    The Juba criminals would rather focus all their attention (and our resources) on killing South Sudanese civilians in the tens of thousands. Everything is inverted in Kiir’s dictatorship; it’s kill your people and be friendly with the very enemy that occupies Nation size territories belonging to South Sudan.

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    • 20 October 2017 04:34, by Nairobimitot

      We vow to protect our Nation; Oh God bless South Sudan.

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    • 20 October 2017 05:31, by Newsudan

      Khent
      Frankly speaking,no citizen was consulted on cooperation agreement with Khartoum, I can remembered in 2004,Panyagoor Dr Garang used to move around SS seeking views of citizens on CPA.now with govt of Kiir Mayardit, no one consulted,everything is unilateral, even up to now,no South Sudanese knew the contents of Cooperation agreement 2012.

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      • 20 October 2017 10:45, by Wutkhor

        Newsudan lost n dead vision
        U comment with sense today, the like of TutKuan Gatluak re not pples who shld be decision maker for SS how come somebody who can’t read or write be a security advisor, it only happen in SS Dinka’s led illegitimate government for sake of silencing nuer n destroyed the Nuer identity by using those illetrates, incompetent n stomach Nuerwew feeder n that stragic will drives

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        • 20 October 2017 15:54, by Newsudan

          Wutkhor
          You know, Cooperation agreement favor Khartoum: now every 8 US Dollar,Khartoum get 5 US dollar,very bad deal ever.

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    • 20 October 2017 14:47, by Midit Mitot

      Mr Tut Kuan/Kew is barking seriously for his food, but fake information will help not any one in this country.

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  • 20 October 2017 05:11, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    The people who make me laugh 😁 until I’m physically in pain are politian, n my favourite kind of folks,where is the solagon that says "The good Arab is the deadone"
    If they come for bilateral relationship I got no problem with that, and if there’s something behind the scenes, I will not be a witness on this matter, asked Mr Eastern, Sunday Junub & Naath the will be brief you on the Arab issues wi

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    • 20 October 2017 08:34, by Sunday Junup

      Don-Don Malith Rual,
      Please remember all Thugs in Juba are from NCP i.e, Tut Kew, Riak Gai, Abiel Alier, Bana Malual etc. Go and ask them, all Separatist are now rebel while Unionist are with kiir in Juba. I will wait to see how master disagree with his slaves

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      • 20 October 2017 09:40, by Nairobimitot

        Sunday Jinup,
        Where are you from and Where are you now? Why are you calling the government of South Sudan like that? Do you think Riek Machar will come back to Juba, hahaha? Be smart and be a good citizen.

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        • 20 October 2017 09:49, by Sunday Junup

          Nairobimitot,
          Just tell me who was a separatist among those in Juba? all of them were under Newsudan Vision and Jalaba influence

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          • 20 October 2017 10:40, by Wutkhor

            Sunday junub
            Comrade Sunday don’t waste your precious time to respond Nuerwew foods lovers like that guy called nairobimitot I know that guy personally, he been with us in juba for advance team n he was addicted to hotels lives when the fighting brokeout he remain behind bars with STD stomach fighters.

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            • 20 October 2017 13:27, by Sunday Junup

              Wutkhor,
              Thanks, i also appreciate your words to Newsudan, he begins to tell truth these days. he might be one of Paul Malong supporter

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              • 20 October 2017 15:57, by Newsudan

                Sunday Junup
                Am not that tribalist, Cooperation agreement is bad deal.

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      • 20 October 2017 13:23, by Don-Don Malith Rual

        Sunday Junub:You hit the 💅 nail on its head, we need to be very careful now aday not to be taken back to eat our own Bombmat, if we trick again by (thietha bi ta jalabah) it will be very tourb on us, I surefire! This time round compatriot folks like Dr John Garang are not here :’( who will liberate us again, from them, n all the rest have no ? heart for the nation.

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  • 20 October 2017 10:46, by Wutkhor

    Idiot TutKuan Gatluak keep kissing Dinka’s asses by making false propagandas

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    • 20 October 2017 15:16, by Don-Don Malith Rual

      Wutkhor: your xenophobia for Dinka really need a proper diagnosed for the pathological, ethnocentrism;Let’s me advise you that folks who had problems with particular Tribesmen do get their own fed! Be careful when they say (aci cieng)you’re then done believe be not.

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  • 20 October 2017 13:31, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    The enemy you is far better then the enemies you do not know Though we re now killing ourselves, as brothers beco3,of position, it will be worse if u got kill again by hiring brothers from the same mother (Arab 😎 cholesterol) the black Arabs

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